The cheapest times to fly from RST to MSP are
- January 1st to February 25th
- May 21st to June 3rd
- July 30th to December 16th (except the weeks of August 6th, September 17th, November 19th, and November 26th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from RST to MSP is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $505 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $139 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.
When to Fly to Minneapolis
Flying from Rochester, MN (RST) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $149 to $238 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $149. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $301. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $152 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $164 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RST to MSP flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RST to MSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RST to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rochester. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.34, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $36 (19%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $154. Return trip prices are from the MSP to RST flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from RST to MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RST to MSP? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Rochester International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 76 miles or 122 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RST to MSP?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RST to MSP flight is about 1 hour 7 minutes.
How many flights go between Rochester, MN and Minneapolis, MN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from RST to MSP.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Rochester International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from RST to MSP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for RST about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 8 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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